Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60 - Programming and broadcasting activities

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 October 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The BBC has announced plans to cut 300 jobs from its production arm, BBC Studios. This move is being made as part of a wider strategy of cost-cutting across the organisation. The future of BBC Studios remains unclear as there are currently plans to transfer its undertakings to a private company in 2017. The Bectu trade union, which represents BBC staff, commented that the announcement of job cuts had been expected following the recent licence fee settlement and ongoing cost-cutting. The job cuts are still subject to collective consultation procedures which will start in late October 2016.


  • 13 October 2016: Sky news
  • 13 October 2016: BBC Website


Eurofound (2016), BBC Studios, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 88904, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88904.